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6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

Time Management

Ethical Design: The Practical Getting-Started Guide

2018-03-16T11:00:36+01:002018-03-28T14:14:57+00:00Ethical Design: The Practical Getting-Started Guide<p>By now, most people working in tech know and …

UX Design

Next-Generation Crypto-Ledgers Take the Block Out of Blockchain

A group of U.S. credit unions looking to pool resources considered the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains to track their business, but wound up …

Blockchain

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

Airbnb Cofounder Joe Gebbia on How 'Dog-Fooding' Leads to Great Design

In a Q&A, Airbnb cofounder Joe Gebbia explains how the sharing-economy powerhouse ‘dog-foods’ to better understand its customers and why great design …

UX Design

How Should We Protest Neo-Nazis? Lessons From German History

After the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, many people are asking themselves what they should do if Nazis rally in their city. Should they …

Download the UX Sales Deck: Sell Your Team on the Benefits of Great UX

Working somewhere that doesn’t put the needs of customers first can be frustrating. These 52 Cards from Paul Boag are designed to help you convince …

UX Design

Bureaucrats remain fixated on protecting kids from that terrifying condition known as 'childhood'

Walking through Tokyo's labyrinthine Shinjuku Station can be a challenge for even seasoned commuters. Hundreds of exits, countless corridors and the …

Crime

I went undercover in a Toronto factory where a temp worker died. Here's what I found

Undercover in Temp Nation<p>Undercover in Temp Nation<p>Amina Diaby died last year in an accident inside one of the GTA’s largest industrial bakeries …

The Workplace

How to Be Reliable: 15 Maxims on Becoming a Reliable Man | The Art of Manliness

As we head into our last week of this “Heading Out on Your Own” series, I’d like to pause from our “harder,” more practical skills to talk about a …

Hackers Show How Smart Devices Could Use Sonar to Spy On You

A team of student hackers have demonstrated a method for using music to turn smart devices into tools for spying. The system is based on sonar, and …

University of Washington

Hunting Clicks: Some Uncomfortable Truths, While You Mourn The Dead In Barcelona

All men are created equal, but some men – and some women and children – are created much more ‘equal’ than others, and their grief is especially more …

The 2 Hour Rule: The Genius of Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche Applied

This curated column is authored by Zat Rana Albert Einstein wasThe post The 2 Hour Rule: The Genius of Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche Applied …

Creativity

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

New Social Compact10 hours agoHigher Education for Sustainable Development Middle East23 hours agoA New Era at the State Department?<p>Trending<p>Southeast …

Practical User Research: Creating a Culture of Learning in Large Organizations

Enterprise companies are realizing that understanding customer needs and motivations is critical in today’s marketplace. Building and sustaining new …

UX Design

You Want Your Team to Think More Creatively? Have Them Watch One of These Films | Inc.com

You've probably been in this situation. You need to get a group of people, your team or a group of customers, to think creatively. Perhaps you're going to brainstorm solutions to a problem or do a co-creation session. Everyone gathers in a meeting room, still preoccupied with the last meeting they …

Creativity

7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees

Help them. Coach them. Thank them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Encouragement is not praise. Done well, encouragement can lead to success for an employee -- at which time praise is appropriate. You see, encouragement is the act of providing positive feedback that …

Employment

What Happened When the CEO of Dropbox Was Late to an All-Hands Meeting (About Being on Time) | Inc.com

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston recently shared an interesting story that yielded a major lesson.<p>Houston says that a couple of years into running the company, he was getting annoyed that everyone was showing up to work at noon. So he scheduled a companywide meeting to address the problem.<p>The next day, …

Dropbox

The magic of microcopy

Delight is in the details<p>When I think about the products I love, they all have one thing in common: delightful little details.<p>There’s this coffee …

UX Design

A Ridiculously Simple Tool For Building Products People Love

What do Airbnb, Google, and Snap have in common? They know how to get their products “hired” for the job.<p>I was a late adopter of Snapchat. When it first surfaced in 2011, I didn’t relate to its intended audience of college students who wanted to “chat” with photos that only lasted …

Product Management

New Netflix documentary series spotlights the work of 8 global designers

Featuring an architect, sneaker designer, and a photographer<p>Calling all design-nerds: There’s a new design documentary in town, and judging by the trailer, it looks like it’ll be just as sleek and pleasing to behold as some of your favorite products.<p>Created by Wired magazine editor-in-chief Scott …

Africa

Design Plagiarism Is A Serious Problem–This Startup’s AI Could Help

It’s an omnipresent fear for companies and designers alike. Deep learning might hold the solution.<p>There are two competing nightmare scenarios for any company unveiling a new brand or logo. The first is that the internet will rise up in righteous indignation about how awful it is or what part of …

Graphic Design

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Geopolitics

The Religious Cult Secretly Running Japan

Nippon Kaigi, a small cult with some of the country’s most powerful people, aims to return Japan to pre-WWII imperial ‘glory.’ Sunday’s elections may …

Berta Cáceres's name was on Honduran military hitlist, says former soldier

A unit trained by US special forces was ordered to kill the environmental activist who was slain in March, according to an ex-member who now fears for his life<p>Berta Cáceres, the murdered environmental campaigner, appeared on a hitlist distributed to US-trained special forces units of the Honduran …

Latin America

These Are the Types Of Work Mistakes You Should Really Worry About

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

The Formula For Blockbuster Games Apps -- And Why We Are Addicted

With mobile app user acquisition costs rising through the roof and revenues set to go sideways, major publishers and independent studios are under increasing pressure to find better and smarter ways to boost audience spending in their game apps. While app companies can harness algorithms and …

Mobile Gaming

How To Take Charge Of A UX Kickoff Meeting

I once worked with a digital agency that didn’t know how to hold a kickoff meeting. And they didn’t even know that they didn’t know. Weeks into every …

Web Design